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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

14,112 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 14,112
Reviews: 3,530
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,511
Gots: 4,176 | FT: 214
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

60 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,112 | Reviews: 3,530
Photo of Pazzy30
4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Grupatre
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurt1326_
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matty23t
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daniellehto
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RumDude
3.57/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was an aged bottle (about 2 years old). Couldn't read the date (why do they make it so the date disintegrates?).

Look: A stout. Poured with little to no head.

Smell: Dry wood coffee/chocolate. Slight alcohol essence. Grape-ish.

Taste: Lighter than expected body/mouthfeel. Black malt cola with moderate sweetness - slightly sour licorice (I could say hint of orange but I won't).

Afterthoughts: My guess this would be better balanced and more flavorful without the age. Still pretty good.

Photo of BigH75
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in my home bar. As good as it gets. Black as night with a perfect brown head. Smell is of iced coffee and semisweet chocolate. Flavor is roasted but not such that it over powers your palette. Sip it slowly because it gets better as it warms. Make sure to pour into a glass that allows a good whiff with every sip.

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

mocha. smooth, delicious. one of my favorite stouts.

Photo of IckyT2012
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vylo
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brandon_9890
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ericsager
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cryptichead
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerginner45
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keystrokegraffiti
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

This was my first real stout. I had always been under the impression that stouts were going to be super heavy, very bitter, and generally taste like espresso beer. I was pretty wrong and this was the perfect beer to shatter my misconception.

Absolutely full of flavor. You get everything on the bottle and more. Coffee, chocolate, oatmeal, and I personally tasted caramel as well. Smell goes right along with it. Like a stout is supposed to be, it was dark and very filling. This will definitely be one of my staple beers when I need a stout.

Photo of TJS6
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bierleichen
4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aratcliffe
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKCNittany
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmat10
4.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobbycabeza
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EvanTheCannibal
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 14,112 ratings.